Department Of Health

We are failing our children

Ten infants died at Tembisa hospital at the end of last year. The health department tells us this it is more...

The flagship projects of the National Lotteries Commission

Grants have been allocated to a range of nongovernmental and other organisations

Flaming row over health dept dangers

As deadly fires tear through unsafe buildings in Gauteng, civil servants tell state: ‘We warned you’

#JoburgFire: Workers say building was a ‘house of horrors’

Bustling Joburg brought to a standstill as firefighters contain blaze at the Bank of Lisbon building

#JoburgFire: ‘This is what we warned would happen’ – unions

The fire comes after the unions were told just last Friday that the department would not be moving offices despite their complaints about safety

​Kota merchants worried as listeria hysteria takes hold

Motsoaledi’s utterances about avoiding certain street foods has heightened fears amongst consumers

The other Life Esidimeni scandal

A judgement highlights the Gauteng social development department’s illicit doings

​Don’t blame neoliberalism, blame the state

It’s not the private sector that’s failing our poor. It’s badly executed public policy that’s at fault.

Survey uncovers shortages in critical medication

A survey of stock levels of HIV drugs is in stark contrast to health department claims that "there is no shortage".

Motsoaledi refutes claims SA faces drug shortages

The health minister says the media portrays the department as failing to provide drugs for patients, but supply is also subject to business decisions.

Community health workers “soldier on” for better health services

Some of the Free State health workers charged for gathering 'illegally' after a services protest accept a plea bargain, but the rest will soldier on.

Life-saving Aids medicine out of stock in Gauteng

Hospitals throughout Gauteng ran out of essential medicines in recent weeks, including a life-saving drug for people with Aids called Amphotericin B.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories